Kathy Riggs and Jake Willson are two potters living in Ojo Sarco, one village up the mountain from Truchas.
There are so many ways to describe the pathway to calling oneself an artist and to permitting that artist inside to develop and sustain a vision. The stories that come to the forefront of memory differ from one day to the next.
Some of you have written, recently, wondering about my association with the Anna Karin Gallery, so I wanted to clear up any confusion you might have. While I am represented by Hand Artes Gallery in Truchas, The Anna Karin Gallery is the joint project I do with my friend, Anna Karin.
What is a woman from the suburbs of New Jersey doing in a remote Hispanic mountain village? Living her dream, of course!
Karen Cordova specializes in micaceous pottery which is indigenous to Taos and Picuris Pueblos. Her work is traditionally made, hand coiled and pit fired and built from clay gathered from historic clay pits where native peoples have gathered clay for hundreds of years.
I’ve mentioned several times in earlier posts that Bill Loyd is making huge planters for our gallery out of rusty metal. Are we lucky or what? And he just installed the first two. The third will be placed in the corner at the front of the building…
Many of you remember last spring when, during Easter, Anna Karin, Bill Loyd and I finally found the perfect location for our Anna Karin Gallery. We’d lost our lease in the old place and rentals aren’t readily available in Truchas, NM. Many of the empty places are old, ancestral homes and people are, reasonably, hesitant to rent them out.